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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3 code 2221


Changes have been made to the original printed version. Check the Registry for details.
Last change: 4/9/1996


  • Tabulation Category: D - Manufacturing
  • Division: 22 - Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media
  • Group: 222 - Printing and service activities related to printing
  • Class: 2221 - Printing

Explanatory note

This class includes printing of newspapers, magazines, periodicals, journals, books, music pamphlets, maps, atlases, posters, playing cards and other material for others on a fee or contract basis, e.g. catalogues on account of machinery producers; postage, revenue stamps or currency on account of governments; books, albums, diaries, business forms, etc., on account of stationers.
Printing includes reproducing material by means of duplicating machines, computer controlled reproduction and embossers.

Exclusions: Printing of labels of paper or paperboard is classified in class 2109 (Manufacture of other articles of paper and paperboard).
Publishing of printed matters is classified in group 221.
Producing original material by authors, musicians, engineers, architects and others is classified in the industry appropriate to their technical or artistic activity.

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